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archlinux startup problem

Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:10 pm

I received my RasbPi and started to use it with Debian6 and immediately after inputting the username and password I found that I needed to type STARTX for it to display anything on my screen. So now I have decided to try Arc-linux-arm and after a few failed attempts of typing username and password (root) and getting a report that these words are invalid, I have finally got in and am presented with [root@alarmpi ] ...what do I do next ?

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Re: archlinux startup problem

Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:53 pm

This should be posted in the Arch Linux section I think.

This is a reasonable beginner's guide for Arch on RPi.

And for more detail see:'_Guide
However that is a general guide not just for RPi.

I'd recommend sticking with Debian till you're more familiar with Linux.

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Re: archlinux startup problem

Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:09 am

I followed step by step as explained on and after 2 hours of installing and configuring, the final product was slim login screen, then after input name and password a black blank screen with a cursor like the X window. And then, it went back to the slim login screen.

in the boot process I noticed that Root (/) was mounted READ ONLY. I search about this and seems like is a problem for many since 2009.

So back to square one, probably flash Debian again (I had flashed before but was trying to see other Linux distros for pi)

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